Tag: alternative universities

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Free University of Liverpool (2010-2013)

https://thefreeuniversityofliverpool.wordpress.com/ Higher Education is a right for all not a privilege for the few. It is on this basis the Free University of Liverpool is committed to FREE education for any student who wants to study with us. At the Free University of Liverpool we believe that critical thought and action are at the heart of changing the world we… Read more →

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Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning

From http://dechinta.ca/: Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning is a northern-led initiative delivering land-based, University of Alberta-credited educational experiences led by northern leaders, experts, elders and professors to engage northern and southern youth in a transformative curricula based on the cutting-edge needs of Canada’s North. The Dechinta experience is an educational experience like no other. Located off the grid in… Read more →

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Lincoln Social Science Centre

From http://socialsciencecentre.org.uk/ Why not become a scholar at the Social Science Centre, Lincoln? The Social Science Centre  provides free public higher education in the city of Lincoln. We call teachers and students ‘scholars’ to emphasise the collective and collaborative nature of the work of the Centre. By studying with the Social Science Centre you can receive an award at the level… Read more →

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Freedom From Education: Decolonial Study for Abolishing the Prison-University Complex

Against the romanticizing of education, Leftists should recognize alternative regimes of study, as practiced in prison organizing and indigenous peoples’ movements, and participate with them toward dismantling the intertwined regimes of education and carcerality. – an essay by Abraham Bolish – Left movements in North America romanticize education in many ways. Calls to “defend public education” emanate from the most radical movements… Read more →

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Unsettling the University: For Abolitionist, Decolonial Education Struggles – An Interview with Matthew Evsky (2/2)

– An Interview with Matthew Evsky (Part 2) – Summary: In this interview, Matthew Evsky* speaks on ways that the education system is bound up with policing, mass incarceration, and settler colonialism.  How can we integrate education struggles with abolitionist, decolonial approaches?  For resistant alternatives, we can look to Liberation Schools and free, cooperative universities embedded in communities.  Facing major… Read more →

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Contaminating the University, Creating Autonomous Knowledge: Occupied Social and Cultural Centers in Italy – An Interview with Claudia Bernardi

An Interview with Claudia Bernardi   Summary: From her experiences creating an occupied social center in Rome, Claudia Bernardi speaks of self-organization and self-education between migrants, students, artists, and other precarious workers.  Within the global crisis, these spaces of resistance make common institutions that cross the boundaries of the university and city. As a kind of autonomous study center, the… Read more →

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Bloated Corpses and Institutional Limits – An Interview with Mark Paschal

Summary: Drawing on his extensive research on the history of universities, Mark Paschal debunks mystified views of higher education.  Instead of relying on overly sophisticated theories that are tough to popularize, Mark recommends focusing on what attracts people to universities: opportunities to make better lives for themselves.  We can create autonomous universities with a kind of vocational training more in… Read more →

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